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An Early Look at Jean-Marie Guffens’ 2020 Wines

Tuesday, 6th April 2021 by Thomas Parker MW

Jean-Marie Guffens needs little introduction to our customers. The maverick Belgian vigneron has produced outstanding, great value wines for decades through his Domaine Guffens-Heynen and négociant Maison Verget. These wines are now almost exclusively from the Maconnais, from old vines and great sites overlooked by those with tunnel vision for the Cote d’Or.


A stunning tasting of 20 Vintages of Latour at the Chateau

Friday, 7th February 2020 by Thomas Parker MW


An Extraordinary Tasting with the Master of the Maconnais

Friday, 10th January 2020 by Thomas Parker MW


Tasting 12 Vintages of Kumeu River

Saturday, 20th October 2018 by Thomas Parker MW

Stephen Browett first visited Kumeu River Winery - and met winemaker Michael Brajkovich - in January 1990 on a visit to Auckland. He’d been tipped off about a new Chardonnay producer (first vintage 1985) by Barry Phillips who had bought the 1987 for the wine list of the legendary White Horse Inn at Chilgrove. After tasting the 1989 vintage from barrel he placed an order - Farr Vintners has shipped every vintage since then.


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